May 18th, 2024

Tschigerl grateful for time in WHL

By Lethbridge Herald on April 10, 2024.

Herald photo by Justin Seward Lethbridge Hurricanes Sean Tschigerl attempts to make a pass before Adam Jecho of the Edmonton Oil Kings checks him during WHL action at the Enmax Centre in this February File Photo.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Sean Tschigerl completed his WHL career last week when the team was swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the Swift Current Broncos.

The over ager compiled 52 points this season split between the Canes and Calgary Hitmen.

He was dealt to the Canes just before the deadline.

“I’ve loved my time here in Lethbridge,” said Tschigerl.

“It’s a different feel than Calgary, you get that small city, and it’s personable. You’re at the rink and the energy in the building’s  awesome    and super thankful.”

He thought his time was memorable in the WHL.

“I played a ton of games, and really met a lot of people, and a lot of lifelong friends that (I) still chat with day-to-day, and it’s special, and you meet so many people through this league and you’re grateful for it,” he said.

He said it’s the journey you’re on, when asked about the memories.

“You’re 16 years old and I remember Dakota Krebs told me it’ll go by fast,” he said.

“And here I am 20 years old, aged out, I’m done my career here and so that’s obviously something I remember … and he said enjoy every moment of it and I (think) I have.”

Tschigerl was uncertain what was next in his hockey career.

“I mean take some time just to be a kid again, relax,  see my friends and family and obviously whatever’s next for hockey, I’ll be excited for,” he said.

Tschigerl totalled 95 goals and 117 points for 212 goals in 273 games in the WHL.

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